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LASIK Eye Surgery in North Carolina

At Carolina Eye Associates, our LASIK specialists offer custom LASIK eye surgery in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem areas!

Benefits of LASIK

Recent studies have shown that LASIK has a 99% success rate in achieving 20/40 vision or better, and a 90% success rate in achieving 20/20 vision or better.

Patients get fast results and begin experiencing better vision the same or the next day following the procedure.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure; you are able to return home the same day as your LASIK surgery.

Most patients have a reduction in dependence on glasses or contact lenses, and many patients no longer need vision aids at all following LASIK.

Why Choose Carolina Eye Associates?


Our LASIK surgeons are all fellowship-trained specialists. Fellowship-trained surgeons complete additional training in their chosen specialty in programs that are highly competitive. These programs require the doctor to practice under an experienced specialist performing hundreds of surgeries.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Carolina Eye is a full-service vision correction center offering custom LASIK with the Johnson & Johnson IFS Femtosecond Laser and the Alcon Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser, an ultrafast system that may result in better vision, increase safety, and offers a high degree of precision. We also offer AK (astigmatic keratotomy) for astigmatism correction.

Financing Options

Carolina Eye Associates is proud to offer CareCredit to our patients. CareCredit offers several payment plans so you can find one that works best for you. With the popular no-interest payment plans there are no interest charges if you pay your balance in full within the specified time period. CEA participates in the 6-12 month no-interest payment plans. Other low-interest options are also available through CareCredit. Contact Carolina Eye Today to get a quote on LASIK eye surgery!

Frequently asked Questions about LASIK

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to correct common refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye.

This process will change the way light enters the eye and improves focus on the retina. LASIK is a relatively quick and easy procedure typically performed on an outpatient basis.

This means you get to go home the same day. LASIK is a popular option for people looking to improve their vision and reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts.

However, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, and it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your eye doctor before deciding whether it is right for you.

The procedure typically begins with your LASIK surgeon using anesthetic drops to numb the eye, then installing a special device to keep the eyelids open. Next, a small flap is created on the cornea, and your LASIK surgeon folds back the flap to expose the underlying cornea.

After this, a laser removes some of the corneal tissue, reshaping the cornea to correct vision. The flap is then repositioned and allowed to bond with the underlying cornea, and no stitches are required as the flap naturally adheres to the cornea.

The entire process usually takes less than thirty minutes, and both eyes can be treated during the same visit. Most people experience improved vision within a day or two after the procedure.

It’s important that you follow all post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

To determine if you may be a suitable candidate for LASIK, your eye doctor at Carolina Eye Associates will consider several different factors. After discussing your vision goals and lifestyle, your eye doctor will perform a thorough evaluation of your eyes.

LASIK is typically recommended for those in their twenties. However, you must be at least eighteen years old.

It is also important that your vision has been stable for at least one year, meaning that you have not had any changes in your contact lenses or glasses prescription. Additionally, you should have a moderate to severe refractive error and healthy eyes with no inflammation or infection.

One of the most important qualifications you will have to meet is having corneas of adequate thickness. This is because your corneas must be thick enough to allow for the creation of a corneal flap during the surgery.

You also must be in good general health with no significant medical conditions that could affect healing after the surgery.

Immediately after the LASIK procedure, you may experience some discomfort, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. However, these symptoms are usually temporary and will resolve in the coming days.

Your LASIK surgeon will provide eye drops to help prevent infection and reduce inflammation. It is important to avoid rubbing your eyes and strenuous activities during the first few days after the procedure to prevent any damage to the flap in the cornea.

Your eye doctor may instruct you to use eye drops for several weeks after the LASIK procedure to help with dryness and inflammation. Follow-up appointments with your LASIK are also essential to monitor progress and ensure your eyes heal correctly.

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